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Romania 2018: Retezat Marathon, Rausor skijump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0JYzffTMZY&t=20s Once again, I took part of what I've sworn I would never do. This race made me drop dead last year and I really meant when I wrote: ".. is not for everyone, definitely not for me. While I was climbing the rocks and praying for the finish line, I swore to myself that … Continue reading Romania 2018: Retezat Marathon, Rausor skijump

Romania 2018: Rodnei Skyrace, 21st July (Maramures county)

https://youtu.be/Y1DUlaYGMt4 Do you know the  "running your age on your birthday" cliche? Well, I unintentionally almost did it. I ran the age I had one day before my birthday. Or like normal people would explain it: I ran 26k on my last day at 26. Coincidence: Rodnei Skyrace took place this year on 21st of … Continue reading Romania 2018: Rodnei Skyrace, 21st July (Maramures county)

Romania 2018: Bate Toaca Marathon, Ceahlau Vertical Race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOZ22gqVY00 This was about to be my first (almost) marathon, a 38k skyrace. Neither was planned to happen or pictured it would be like this, but there I was: with my brand new rain jacket and the recommended equipment, staring at the falling rain, after deciding to participate 3 days before. That feeling when you … Continue reading Romania 2018: Bate Toaca Marathon, Ceahlau Vertical Race

Romania 2018: Retezat Skyrace Intersport, Custura Peak version, 16th June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDqf0RioUP4 "It might be the same race, but the way you feel is slightly different. Still as beautiful, but different" I was saying in my previous article about this race (click here) Between angels and insects again, this is my 4th time at Retezat Skyrace and I wanted to add some spices. I added the … Continue reading Romania 2018: Retezat Skyrace Intersport, Custura Peak version, 16th June

Romania 2018: Bichigiu Halfmarathon, 9th June

This is about a race I decided to join 2 days before. I had no plans for the weekend and I started googling races nearby. I found Bichigiu Halfmarathon in Bistrita, a fund rising race for a family, 2h away from Cluj. One post on facebook about a ride there and done. My weekend was … Continue reading Romania 2018: Bichigiu Halfmarathon, 9th June

Brasil 2018: Wings for Life Rio de Janeiro

https://youtu.be/e5hZDj0mUCE Well look at that..I crossed the ocean again and ended up in Rio de Janeiro. HOW did that happen? Oh that's right: I bought a plane ticket because I wanted to run the Wings for Life World Race on a different territory.   P.S. This was last year, Florida: https://runtheworld.blog/2017/05/08/florida-2017-wings-for-life-world-run-sunrise-fl/ Each time the month of May … Continue reading Brasil 2018: Wings for Life Rio de Janeiro

Romania 2018: 8th WizzAir Marathon Cluj-Napoca

Hey ya'll! How you doing? How's your training going? Mine not so good, I've been a little lazy. But I'll talk about that later. It was about time to add another road race, right? Too many trail runs lately, so this local international half marathon came in perfectly. So I put my Darth Vader costume … Continue reading Romania 2018: 8th WizzAir Marathon Cluj-Napoca

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Romania 2018: Vladeasa Winter Trail, 25.02

Have you met the frozen heaven? That place where everything is so white that you can barely see? That place where at some point you are so numb that not even your thoughts sound normal? That place where you don't walk on snow, you are walking on clouds? The place where the gender doesn't matter, … Continue reading Romania 2018: Vladeasa Winter Trail, 25.02

Hungary 2017: Obstacle race, 8km

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNnJKZzeRg&t=20s Well here's something new this year: running in Debrecen, Hungary. Oh, and something completely new in my life as a runner: an obstacle race 😀 This short race is a good gateway to see if you like this style. I never liked to get dirty, especially wet and muddy while I run. But I … Continue reading Hungary 2017: Obstacle race, 8km